Special Topics Peer Mentors

Nina Mandracchia

Professional Communication & Early Career Development

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Nina is the special topics peer mentor focusing on Professional Communication & Early Career Development. She is a PhD student in School Psychology and also works in the Graduate Writing Center. Her research focuses on the successful integration of technology into current school psychology and teacher practices through training. Prior to coming to UCR, Nina received her B.A. from Columbia University in Psychology and Business Management.


Office Hours: Mondays, 3-4pm 

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Hannah Ayala

Mental Health & Wellness Resources

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Hannah (she/her) is a second year Ph.D. student in Plant Pathology and the Special Topics Peer Mentor specializing in Mental Health and Wellness. Her research focuses on the epidemiology of Peronospora destructor, the causal agent of downy mildew on onions, in southern California. Hannah enjoys spending her free time enjoying nature or exploring the city.


Office Hours: Thursdays, 10-11am

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